oa South African Family Practice - The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common clinical presentation in general practice. The prevalence and burden of disease caused by the atypical bacteria (<I>Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae&lt;/I&gt; and <I>Legionella pneumophila</I>) are not well defined in South Africa. Each of the atypical bacteria is discussed individually with regard to clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. A unified approach to CAP and its management is discussed.

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